Strings: a love story cover revealed on USA Today!

It’s always fun when you get to help someone and brag a little bit too. A cover design I was fortunate to work on is revealed today and featured on USA Today’s “Happily Ever After” page. The cover was a redesign of an earlier one that just wasn’t working for people. I basically kept the […]

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Carol Grever’s “Turnings” named finalist in CAL Awards

I’m so pleased to acknowledge that one of my client’s works was chosen as a finalist in not one, but in three categories of the Colorado Authors’ League Awards competition this year. Turnings: Reflections on a Conscious Life is a finalist in Poetry, single poem (for “Stones” a poem in the book), for Creative Non-fiction, […]

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Indie Publisher or Self-publisher … What’s the difference?

Sometimes the words, “Indie Publishing” and “Self-publishing” get used interchangeably, but are they the same thing? Well, sort of … but no. There is a distinction between a self-publisher, that is an author that publishes her own works, and an independent press, which is a small press that publishes books by multiple authors. Wikipedia defines it […]

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Hello (again) world!

Nine years and 11 months from the date of this post (in 2007) I posted this: So, I am moving my journal over here from Live Journal. I’ll probally go grab some of my posts from the last few years that I want to keep and copy them over here. This Blogger thing works a […]

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Gee! Thanks.

Originally Published on: Dec 14, 2012 “I just wanted to rave about BMW member Sue Campbell who just did the cover for my next book, a compilation of entries from my translation business blog. I kind of struggle with all types of design projects because I am so *not* a visual person; but Sue “got” […]

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A tribute to Marta Becket

Originally Published on: Feb 17, 2012 Updated 2017 I too am a big fan of the mysterious ballerina of Death Valley. This story by John L. Smith published a lovely tribute to a lovely lady. It begins: Storytelling is an art. Nobody knows that better – or has done that better than Marta Becket. For […]

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No All-Caps

Originally Published on: Aug 14, 2013 Dear authors and wannabe authors, Please stop typing in all caps. Please don’t style in all caps, and never ever type with the caps lock key engaged. In fact remove that key from your keyboard. It has no practical purpose. And while you’re at it, stop underlining stuff! These […]

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